Standalone Wii U GamePads Are Available in Japan

on November 24, 2015 3:06 PM

According to Nintendo’s Japanese Online Shop, Wii U GamePad’s are now available as a standalone purchase. To date, the only way to get a GamePad is with the original purchase of a Wii U or a repair order through Nintendo themselves.

The standalone GamePad is currently being listed for ¥13,824 which (as of today) equates to $112.90. This is $62.90 more than the Steam Controller and $37.10 cheaper than the new Xbox Elite Wireless Controller.

There is no indication (and no realistic chance) that dual-GamePad support will be coming to Wii U. The better guess is that this is available as a replacement option for those who break or lose their original GamePads.

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Lou Contaldi is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers, specializing in both reviews and the business behind gaming. He began writing about tech and video games while getting his Juris Doctor at Hofstra University School of Law. He is maybe the only gaming journo based in Nashville, TN.